Preet Bharara

New York News
6:10 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Cuomo Confirms He Received Warning Letter From US Attorney, Will No Longer Comment On Moreland

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Governor Cuomo confirms that the US Attorney, Preet Bharara, sent a warning letter to the lawyer representing the now disbanded Moreland Act Commission on ethics, as first reported in the New York Times. In it, the paper says, Bharara threatened to investigate the governor’s aides and maybe even Cuomo himself for “possible obstruction of justice or witness tampering.”

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New York News
6:10 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Cuomo Offers First Comments On Ethics Commission Controversy

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, in his first public appearance since potentially damaging news came out about his staff’s tampering with an ethics probe, tried to change the subject by talking about economic development.  But the story continues to dog the governor.

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WAMC News
7:37 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Former Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno's second trial, Preet Bharara's next move after Governor Andrew Cuomo's sudden shutdown of the Moreland Commission, and WAMC's Locked Box.

WAMC News
7:37 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock talks about just what the WAMC Locked Box is, Preet Bharara's subpoena, and Westchester County Democrats who want to boot Rob Astorino from his executive position due to his current campaign for governor.

WAMC News
4:47 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

US Attorney Supbeonas Documents from State Ethics Panel

Published reports in the New York Post and New York Daily News say US Attorney Preet Bharara has subpoenaed records from a state ethics panel created by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Blair Horner: Once Again, Feds Have To Fix Albany

Once again, New Yorkers have had to hope that federal prosecutors can clean up Albany.  When Governor Cuomo unceremoniously pulled the plug on the Moreland Act Commission Investigating Public Corruption as part of a deal with legislative leaders in exchange for weak ethics reforms, even the most optimistic New Yorkers were left depressed.

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WAMC News
7:30 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC political observer Dr. Alan Chartock talks about Democrats threatening to abandon President Obama on health provisions, how the merger of American Airlines and US Airways may effect consumers and what Preet Bharara plans to do about bullying in the Pine Bush  school district in upstate New York.

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New York News
8:04 am
Tue September 17, 2013

NY Corruption Commission Holds 1st Hearing In NYC

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A group of top New York and federal prosecutors is scheduled to testify at the first public hearing of the state's new anti-corruption commission.

The session in New York City this evening is the first of several planned to consider if additional laws and regulations are needed to address misconduct by public officials.

Confirmed speakers include U.S. attorneys Preet Bharara and Loretta Lynch and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.

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New York News
7:34 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Lawmaker accused of bribes in NYC mayor race plot

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A federal prosecutor says a Democratic state lawmaker wanted to pay GOP bosses to let him run for mayor of New York City as a Republican, which is easier in a city crowded with Democratic politicians.

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says Tuesday's arrest of state Sen. Malcolm Smith, City Councilman Dan Halloran and four others was part of a "Show me the money" political culture.

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